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Posted By:      Posted Date: August 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


how do I go about generating formulas for something like this.

I have a field( choice ) that has three choices (Low, Medium and High ). If I choose Low, I need to add 5 days to the current date( excluding weekends ) and place it in the Target date field, the same goes for Medium = 3 days( exclude weekends) , High = 1 day, exclude weekends.



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